Great workplace where you can really make a difference
Computer Instructor (Former Employee) – Inuvik, NT – 31 January 2015
I taught a group of people that would later be teachers in their communities. It was a great mutual-learning experience where I learned a lot about the Inuit culture, while at the same time help them learn computers.
it was quite a challenge given the cultural barriers, but it was one of my most rewarding experiences.
Overall productive and enjoyable cultural experience
Instructor/Counsellor (Former Employee) – Rae Edzo, NWT – 9 September 2014
-on-site housing, great work site, most students energetic and willing to learn -as a teacher, you get back what you put out -sometimes a new face, especially male can overwhelm with their power short term (in northern cultures) -co-workers were supportive and energetic -as an outsider, the hardest part of the job was being accepted into the community -another very difficult aspect of the job was that one of my students felt her sister should be in my position and she harassed me throughout the year; fortunately, she did not have a lot of influence on other students -my favorite part of the job was the rate of advancement; some students started at a Grade 2 level and advanced to a Grade 9 level. -none of my students tested above a Grade 9 level, but most were ready to start the Teachers Education Program by the end of the year
great learning experience
the drive to the community which was 100 kilometers away
Community Adult Educator (Former Employee) – Yellowknife, NT – 5 November 2013
I was a community adult educator for Aurora College. I managed a community learning centre in a remote aboriginal community. Management and colleagues were very approachable, encouraging and helpful. As community adult educator, it was important to be an ambassador of the college, to be a role model. and set an example of appropriate behaviour. It was very important to be accepted and to be involved in the community.
Work on your own, allowed to use your own judgement, make decisions, use your creativiity knowing that management has confidence in you.
Isolation, loneliness; you must like the outdoors, have activities and/or hobbies that keep you stimulated.